Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics
Come spend April 17-19 at Penn State, just don’t forget to wear your blue and white, because it’s BLUE-WHITE WEEKEND!
Blue-White Weekend, an annual Penn State celebration centered on Penn State football’s Blue-White Game presented by AAA, will be held from April 17-19. Festivities, such as Penn State football’s game day Totino’s Fan Festival, Blue-White Family Fun Zone, and the 6th Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Walk, are scheduled throughout the weekend and promise to give all attendees the opportunity to have some fun while showing off their Penn State pride. Full event schedule
To get a jump-start on planning your weekend trip to PSU, visit www.visitpennstate.org for a complete overview of State College’s accommodations, restaurants and activities.
Blue-White Game – Saturday, April 18:
Admission and parking for the Blue-White Game presented by AAA is FREE.
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg signs autographs at the 2014 Blue-White Game – Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics
- 12:45 p.m. – Team blue bus arrival to Beaver Stadium at the corner of Curtin and Porter Roads.
- 1:15-2 p.m. – Team autograph session in Beaver Stadium. The athletes will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans the opportunity to meet the players.
- 4:00 p.m. – Kickoff
Beaver Stadium gates A & B open at 1 p.m. and all other gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Last year, an estimated 72,000 fans attend the Blue-White Game! The Blue-White Game has drawn more than 50,000 fans in six of the past eight years, including three consecutive crowds above 70,000!
What else is going on?
Friday – April 17
- Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra – Old Main Lawn – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of this ninety-member philharmonic orchestra that has performed throughout the northeastern United States, including concerts at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and the MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore. Learn more
- Penn State School of Theatre Performance of Julius Caesar – Old Main Lawn – 7:45 p.m.
Staged on the steps of Old Main, this production will be set in a contemporary African nation (“Rome”) in order to draw parallels between modern African dictatorships and Shakespeare’s Roman Republic of 44 B.C. under the dictatorship of Julius Caesar. Learn more
Saturday – April 18
- Blue-White Family Fun Zone – Holuba Hall – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This event is FREE and open to the public. The Family Fun Zone features live entertainment, food and beverages, merchandise, game stations run by Penn State teams, and much more!
- Totino’s Fan Festival – Curtin Road – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Penn State football’s official game day fan festival features numerous displays, vendors and interactive events for kids.
Sunday – April 19
- Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Walk – Start: BJC End: 50-yardline Beaver Stadium – 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In its sixth year, the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Walk benefits Special Olympics Pennsylvania. It is a three mile run and one mile walk open to all ages and abilities. More than 4,000 people participated last year to help raise more than $400,000! Sign up
- Ellen Perry Speaker Series: Women In Sport – The Modern Years – Nittany Lion Inn – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Penn State All-Sports Museum, the Women In Sport – The Modern Years discussion will center on women working and participating in athletics.